Global Citizenship Education aims to empower learners to assume active roles to face and resolve global challenges and to become proactive contributors to a more peaceful, tolerant, inclusive and secure world. (UNESCO)
What is Global Citizenship?
It is a way of living that recognizes our world is an increasingly complex web of connections and interdependencies--one in which our choices and actions may have repercussions for people and communities locally, nationally or internationally.
A Global Citizen is someone who:
is aware of the wider world and has a sense of their own role as a world citizen
respects and values diversity
has an understanding of how the world works
is outraged by social injustice
participates in the community at a range of levels, from the local to the global
is willing to act to make the world a more equitable and sustainable place